In the wake of detection of a few suspected cases of cholera in city and district recently and summer tending to be severe this year, the health authorities of Mysore City Corporation (MCC) swooped on a few hotels and roadside eateries today to inspect the level of hygiene and cleanliness.

The MCC authorities seem to have geared up to leave no stone unturned to check the possible outbreak of epidemics, the threat of which has already begun looming large in city.

MCC team comprising Health Officer Dr. Nagaraj, Environment Officer Vijay, Food Safety Officers Dakshayani and Satyanarayan began their inspection journey from the hotel Kasturi Bhavan housed in KSRTC Sub-urban bus stand which is always abuzz with activity. The team was greeted by a plethora of inadequacies and irregularities from the point of cleanliness and hygiene at the hotel — cut vegetables kept improperly here and there were seen enveloped by a swarm of flies, ‘Heritage’ brand milk sachets beyond date of expiry stored in refrigerator, decayed stock of raw mangoes and mushrooms, fungus on ice-cream and a huge fridge with an unbearable stink inside. Added to that, the team observed that no hot water was available.

The visually upset Dr. Nagaraj immediately issued a notice to the hotel owner Mustafa to reply in 48 hours. Going to the adjacent Arya chats, sweets and juice centre (owned by Mustafa), the team observed fungus on ginger paste and immediately asked the owner to stop preparing chats.

Moving on to Gandhi Square, the team got pushcart vendors selling cut fruits in open without glass cases evicted.

Speaking to SOM, Dr. Nagaraj said that the drive would go on continuously covering all hotels and small eateries in the city.

It may be noted that in some places of Bangalore, cucumber slices and cut fruits neatly packed in polythene covers were being sold by roadside vendors.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore